The Writers' Block | Nov 26, 2012
Margaret Talbot, staff writer for The New Yorker, reads a passage from The Entertainer about her Hollywood actor father and his relationship with Ed Wood. (Running Time: 11:46) By Margaret Talbot
The Writers' Block | Nov 19, 2012
Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award recipient and winner of Top Chef Masters, reads a passage from his memoir, Yes, Chef. By Marcus Samuelsson
The Writers' Block | Nov 12, 2012
Cassie J. Sneider reads "Homegrown," a story from her hilarious collection Fine Fine Music about Jersey, the importance of having a car antenna, and violent monkeys. By Cassie J. Sneider
The Writers' Block | Nov 05, 2012
Sam Sax, the first ever Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion, reads a selection of his poems. By Sam Sax
The Writers' Block | Oct 29, 2012
Colin Meloy, also known as the lead singer of The Decemberists, reads from Under Wildwood, the second book in the Wildwood series. By Colin Meloy
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.